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Professor Ingrid Anderson, Boston University, Featured Speaker

 

 

Professor Ingrid Anderson, Boston University, Featured Speaker

 

 

WHAT:

 

 As part of its Annual Commemoration of the Holocaust Remembrance, the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, is holding its annual Holocaust Commemoration. 

 

This year’s Commemoration is a tribute to the legacy of the late Elie Wiesel, with a talk by his former student and Boston University Professor, Ingrid Anderson, and includes the opening of a very special collection of photos, narratives and documents belonging to JCOGS members. This collection has been curated into Vermont’s  first permanent Holocaust educational exhibit entitled: “From Generation to Generation …We Are Here! L’Dor v Dor …Hineni!”

 

Several JCOGS members have shared their personal and family Holocaust histories. Through extensive personal interviews and a sharing of family heirlooms from that time, JCOGS families offered testimony and photos of their families’ lives before, during and after WWII. Many are stories of desperate survival, unspeakable losses—and a literal rebirth for many JCOGS families in the United States, Israel, Canada, and elsewhere. 

 

WHEN:

Sunday, April 23d, 4 pm ET

 

 

WHO:

 JCOGS’ Yom HaShoah Commemoration will feature remarks by  Dr. Ingrid Anderson, of The Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies at Boston University. Dr. Anderson, a former student of Dr. Wiesel,  has a bachelors degrees in Literature and Women’s Studies, a Masters degree and a PhD in Jewish Studies.  She specializes in modern and contemporary Jewish theology, philosophy, and political thought, and currently teaches courses on images of Jewish masculinity and post-Holocaust ethics.

 

WHERE: JCOGS is located at 1189 Cape Cod Road, Stowe.

 

AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW

 

JCOGS Exhibit Organizers, and Second Generation Holocaust Survivors–Ms. Debora Steinerman and Ms. Marcie Scudder; Dr. Ingrid Anderson; and JCOGS Rabbi David Fainsilber. 

 

Sponsorships Available

 If you would like to help this significant JCOGS memorial grow and enlighten future generations please contact Debora Steinerman, Marcie Scudder or the JCOGS office to be a sponsor. Thank you!

 

The Holocaust Remembrance Commemoration at JCOGS is free, accessible, and open to the public. 

 

JCOGS is located at 1189 Cape Cod Road in Stowe. For more information on the commemoration or the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe please visit www.JCOGS.org or call the office at 802-253-1800.

 

The Jewish Community of Greater Stowe (JCOGS) is a growing unaffiliated congregation embracing all denominations of Jewry. Conceived in 1988, our mission is “to create and sustain an environment which perpetuates and celebrates Jewish traditions, observances and sense of community.”

 

About Dr, Elie Wiesel

Born on September 30, 1928, in Sighet, Romania, Elie Wiesel pursued Jewish religious studies before his family was forced into Nazi death camps during WWII. Wiesel survived, and later wrote the internationally acclaimed memoirNight. He also penned many books and became an activist, orator and teacher, speaking out against persecution and injustice across the globe.

Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The Nobel citation honoring him stated: “Wiesel is a messenger to mankind. His message is one of peace, atonement and human dignity. His belief that the forces fighting evil in the world can be victorious is a hard-won belief.”

 

He founded the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity with his wife Marion to “combat indifference, intolerance and injustice” throughout the world. The couple had one son, Elisha.

Wiesel died on July 2, 2016 at his home in Manhattan. He was 87.